Value: £3.7m

Project type: Extension

Contractor: Geo Houlton Ltd.

Overview

On behalf of Esteem and Hull City Council, Geo Houlton Ltd is delivering the design and construction of a second-floor expansion to create science laboratories and art studios at Kelvin Hall School in Hull.

The original facility was constructed as part of the Building Schools for the Future Programme of works. The 11 to 16 secondary school became operational at Easter of 2012.

The project derived from a need to increase the capacity of Kelvin Hall School by providing additional dining space, SEN student support classrooms, one-to-one rooms, group/ meeting rooms. In addition to general teaching classrooms, ICT spaces, technology and break out areas.

The project consists of a dining hall extension and a large infill to an existing rooftop terrace to create additional teaching spaces that will be in keeping with the original school’s design and external appearance.

As the school will remain live during the works ensuring the safety of everyone is paramount. The erection of the rooftop extension is technically challenging and requires detailed management of the construction process to prevent disruption to the school’s activities. The Houlton team, the school, Esteem and Hull City Council are monitoring the works closely to ensure the construction process is carried out without major disruption to the school or local residents.

Currently, we have undertaken the enabling works during the summer period consisting of the conversion of class spaces to new science areas to allow the main construction works to commence. The dining block drainage diversion works and pile mat have been installed allowing this to be utilised as a crane lifting area for the erection of the rooftop steel frame that is nearing completion.